Three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien will direct a lavish new production of one of the world's most beloved musicals The Sound of Music, which launches its North American tour at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history, and you can get in on the celebration with this pre-sale offer. Get swept away by the spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family, featuring such Rodgers and Hammerstein classics as "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Edelweiss" and, of course, the enchanting title track.
It's a hard knock life for Annie and the other orphans of Depression Era New York City, under the patronage of the wretched and scheming Miss Hannigan at the Hudson Street Orphanage. One day, Annie's life is changed for ever when Grace, the beautiful assistant of the enigmatic millionaire Oscar (Daddy) Warbucks comes to ask for an orphan to stay at his mansion for the Christmas holidays.
Elizabeth has moved back to New York, nearing 40, she wants to start afresh and reboot her career as an urban planner. One day, following a peculiar experience in the park, she finds her future splitting into two: Liz and Beth. Liz seeks out new experiences and soon finds love with the dashing army doctor Josh. But what happens when everything isn't quite happy ever after? Beth takes a different approach, and the chaos of life affects her all at once, but then, how can we regret truly living?
Playwright David Shayne is struggling to make ends meet, so when he gets the opportunity to put his show on Broadway he jumps at the chance. The only catch? The production is being bankrolled by mobster Nick Valenti, who demands that his thunderingly untalented showgirl girlfriend Olive Neal play the lead role. Couple this with the slight issue of Shayne's play not being too great in the first place, and you have a 24 carat-gold Broadway flop on the cards - and Nick Valenti does not like flops! Fortunately, Olive's bodyguard Cheech has a few suggestions that might just avert disaster.
It's the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is on vacation in New York's Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters where an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can't wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort dance instructor. Baby's life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny's leading lady both on-stage and off with breathtaking consequences.
This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has dazzled audiences of all ages. Creative Producer Simon Painter said, "We can't wait to bring this electrifying show to Broadway for a truly entertaining experience for the whole family. THE ILLUSIONISTS is the most non-stop and powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on the live stage."
The year is 1933, and Broadway's newest show, Pretty Lady, is auditioning. Pennsylvania native Peggy Sawyer has just arrived in the city and is desperate for a shot at the big time. She's initially rejected by the show's choreographer, but the director Julian Marsh decides to hire her after witnessing her inpromptu routine for some of the other dancers. So Peggy steps into the backstage drama of a big Broadway musical, a showbiz world that's full of prima donnas past their prime, scandalous affairs between co-stars and dictatorial directors.
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
CABARET tells the story of the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd--and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, the question remains as to whether or not the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife will be enough to get them through their dangerous times. CABARET features some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including "Cabaret," "Willkommen" and "Maybe This Time."